I live in a province that doesn't get along with the federal government.
The province a few years ago declared today a holiday "Family day", whatever that means. (why I would want a holiday in the middle of February, the worst month of the year is beyond me...)
The federal government decided "I don't think so it ain't no holiday"...so federally regulated employees show up for work.
What does this mean? It means about 40% of the city is off work, while 60% of the city shows up to work.
The bonus is the bylaw officers are off. Since I work in the heart of downtown that's awesome. Parking anarchy day is proclaimed!